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Turnip Moth
Agrotis segetum

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2087 / 73.319

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species throughout Britain, commonest in the south-east and scarcest in the north-west, the larva leads a subterranean existence feeding on the roots of a wide range of vegetable species and herbaceous plants. Larvae are often reported as serious pests abroad in roots of different vegetables. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common, and has been trapped in every month except January. The peak of the autumn brood is, on average, approximately five times larger... Read More

Recorded in 41 (103%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-21mm
Flight: May - June and August - October
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plant roots Turnip, Carrot, Beet etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/201919SY98 Wareham
04/11/201919SY49 Bridport
03/11/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
02/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
30/10/201919SY49 Bridport

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